Tag archive for student life

Coping with Post-Abroad Depression

Before I left to study abroad in Florence, Italy, I remember assuring myself: “It’s only 113 days, I’m sure it will go by fast.”  I said this HOPING it would go by fast and that I would be back home with my family, friends and beloved Perfecto’s…

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Project Purple Visits Stonehill

One of the many things I love about Stonehill is the diversity of speakers they bring to campus to give presentations to both students and faculty. I have enjoyed lectures by everyone from zoologists to nutritionists. While most all of these presentations have been enlightening…

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Why do you serve?

This post, written by Sarah Leach, is the third in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. I have often been asked why I devote so much of my time to service.  My parents, my friends, my sisters – those I look up…

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Paw Prints on Your Heart

This post, written by Abby Schommer, is the second in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. It’s no secret that that service I do at Brockton’s Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) is infinitely rewarding! At the end of each afternoon—after…

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The arrival of the Lorenzo girls & our trip to Paris!!

  After already living in Florence for almost a month, the day I had been waiting for had finally arrived- the girls of Lorenzo de’ Medici were now here in Firenze! It was almost comical that my best friend Kathryn Ragonese (along with her roommates…

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Valentine’s Day for the “Car-less” Students

I wish I could say that I’m one of those people who know Valentine’s Day is just a big scam for companies to advertise and jack up their prices. But I’m not. I am a huge sap for Valentine’s Day. It’s hard not to get…

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Clearing the Jump

This post, written by Amanda Thorne, is the first in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team, pictured above. Names have been removed for confidentiality purposes. This past summer, I was at the Family Life Center in Brockton volunteering as a PAL through…

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Borderland State Park

When I first sat down to blog this week, I had a slight panic attack. I had no idea what to write about. Surprisingly, I didn’t attend any sporting events or Stonehill campus activities. I considered blogging about the Super Bowl, but let’s be real……

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Returning to Campus (Finally!)

When res life says that “Students are allowed to move back into their dorms at noon”, that means I am in my dorm’s parking lot at 11:45 a.m. My car is packed and I’m ready to go. Don’t get me wrong, winter break was much…

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Christmas at Stonehill

When Thanksgiving break comes to an end and everyone starts returning to Stonehill for the last few weeks before winter break our campus is in full swing of the Christmas spirit. The lights around campus and decorations in the residence halls start to emerge, and…

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